6 months ago
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Is Duke's music school easier to get accepted into?

My GPA is 3.89 on a 4.0 scale and a 4.25 on a 5.0 scale. I got a 28 on my ACT (I'm retaking it in June 2021), and I've been recognized by numerous organizations, and I've won plenty of awards. I write my own music, and I'm in my school's choir. If I audition for Duke's school of music, do I have a better chance of getting admitted?


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6 months ago


The way it works at Duke and many colleges is that you apply to Duke in general and then say that you would like to major in music. I don't think you can apply directly to a school of music.

If you are passionate about music and want to study that at college then definitely list that as your preferred major and send a sample video with your application (https://music.duke.edu/undergraduate/future-students/admissions)

Having a passion for what you want to study will help make your application better and showing evidence that you can excel at it is always good but I don't think that it will be any easier to get into music as a major than it would with any other subject.


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